Scientific Name: Cenchrus tribuloides L.
Common Name: Sandspurs
Sprawling perennial or annual rooting at the nodes; culm branches 1-7 dm long. Blades to 20 cm long, 3-10 cm broad. Scaberulous above, glabrous beneath; ligules 1 mm long. Raceme 2.5-9 cm long, 2 cm broad. Involucre ovoid to subglobose densely vill
ous, body 5-8 mm broad, deeply cleft on one side; spines densely villous basally, 5-9 mm long. Spikelets 6-8 mm long, one per involucral bur. First glume 3-4 mm long, 2nd glume and sterile lemma 6-8 mm long; fertile lemma and palea occasionally scaberulo
us, 6-8 mm long. Grain 3.5-4 mm long. (n=17). August-October. Dunes, sandy fields and woods; outer coastal plain. [Va., Ga., Fla., Ala., Miss.]
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